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Impacts of native vegetation and biodiversity regulations

Consultancy report

Released 10 / 08 / 2004

This report by Dr G J Slaughter was commissioned for the public inquiryinto the Impacts of Native Vegetation and Biodiversity Regulations.

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  • Contents

1.0 Introduction

2.0 Preliminary Issues
2.1 Vegetation Thickening
2.2 Safe Carrying Capacity

3.0 Assumed Land Use and Management Practices

4.0 Estimated Returns from Clearing on a Per Hectare Basis and Clearing Costs

5.0 Impact of Thickening and Regrowth on Livestock Carrying Capacity

6.0 The Assumed Business-as-usual Rate of Clearing

7.0 Conclusions